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Service-Oriented Computing in the Humanities (SOCH)

A workshop jointly organised by the ESPRC Service-Oriented Software Research Network (SOSoRNet) and the Methods Network, King's College London (18-19 December 2006).

Programme and papers

18 December 2006

The workshop was filmed by ReDReSS. To view video of the presentations with accompanying slides please follow the links to the ReDReSS site on the left.

12:30 Arrival, registration, and lunch
13:30 Welcome
(video) 13:35 Introduction to SOSoRNet and the Methods Network
13:45 Keynote Address: Allen Renear, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
(video) 14:45 'Service-Oriented Architecture in Archaeology: a joined up approach to the past', Stuart Dunn, King’s College London
15:15 Coffee
(video) 15:45 Demonstration of the IBHIS System, Mark Turner, Keele University
(video pt 1) (video pt 2) 16:30 'A service-oriented workflow for the ingest and preservation of complex digital objects at the Arts and Humanities Data Service', Andreas Mavrides, Mark Hedges, Tobias Blanke, King’s College London
17:00 Questions/Plenary Discussion
18:00 Buffet Reception
19:30 Close

19 December 2006

9:30 Coffee
(video) 10:00 Keynote Address: 'What Can We Learn From Other Disciplines', David De Roure, University of Southampton
11.00 Coffee
11.30 'Why Music Information Retrieval Evaluation Needs A "Do-It-Yourself" Service Framework', J. Stephen Downie, University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign
(video) 12.00 'A Scalable Framework for Multimedia Knowledge Management', Yves Raimond, Samer Abdallah, Mark Sandler, Mounia Lalmas
12.30 Questions/Plenary Discussion
13:00 Lunch and Close

Workshop Report

(pdf) (html) Report for SOCH 1 & 2 workshops

About SOSoRNet

SOSorNet is an EPSRC-funded network to bring together people working in the various communities associated with service-oriented software e.g. Grid, Web services, application service provision etc. The aim is to promote the cross-fertilisation of ideas between these communities.

SOSoRNet is organized by:

  • Nicolas Gold, King's College London (Network Director)
  • Pearl Brereton, Keele University
  • Keith Bennett, David Budgen, Durham University
  • Christos Tjortjis, Nikolay Mehandjiev, John Keane, Paul Layzell, Manchester University
  • Jie Xu, Leeds University

What is SOSoRNet for?

  • To share best-practice and research in service-oriented software systems
  • To bring together academic researchers and industrial practitioners
  • To promote cross-fertilisation of ideas between communities

Who is it for?

Anyone involved in service-oriented software development and use e.g.

  • Grid researchers
  • Application service providers
  • Users and developers of web services

To join SOSoRNet please email or

AHDS Methods Taxonomy Terms

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  • General


  • Strategy and project management - ICT project management
  • Strategy and project management - Usability analysis